Youth Opportunities

Be sure to follow us on social media @ACGCNow and sign up for our bulletins for the most up-to-date opportunities!  Also, check out our events page!

Speakers Bureau, Edmonton

In partnership with Plan Canada, the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation is pleased to host the Edmonton hub for Plan Canada’s national youth speakers bureau, in 2018-2019!

The Speakers Bureau provides a platform for young people across Canada who are passionate about advancing gender equality and girls rights. In each two hour workshop, members learn more about gender inequality issues, develop presentation skills and take collective action to raise awareness. Youth of all genders, ages 14-24 are welcome to join the Speakers Bureau.

Meetings will take place on the final Tuesday of every month, from September – November, and January – May, in Central Edmonton (Location TBA).  Food and bus tickets will be provided to help you out!

Apply online and let us know why you want to join!

Win a travel bursary to attend Together 2018 in Edmonton!

Thanks to Mama na Mtoto, youth age 18-30 are eligible to win a bursary to attend Togther 2018

Submit a one minute video about an SDG of your choice before September 30th!

Visit Mama na Mtoto’s website for contest rules and information!

Youth Wavemakers Summit:  October 25th, 2018: Calgary

Have you registered for the 2018 Youth Wavemakers Summit?

The Wavemakers summit is a free event for students in grades 7-12, held on October 25th at the University of Calgary Downtown Campus. Students will meet local experts participate in hands-on workshops focusing on global and local water and sanitation issues. After lunch, students will find out how to take action and begin to plan an action project. Students may apply for a $500 grant to implement their chosen project.

Register a team from your school, or encourage students to register as individuals for this curriculum aligned, experiential day of learning with many local environmental organisations.

When: October 25th, 9:20am-2:30pm:  Where: University of Calgary Downtown Campus

Cost: FREE (lunch provided):  Ages (grades 7-12)

Please register HERE or email for more information.


Prime Minister’s Youth Council is Offering Membership for Youth

The Government of Canada is seeking youth to become members of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council who are looking to inspire and engage today’s youth.
Find out more and apply here.

The SDSN Youth Report Has Been Launched!  

Youth from over 60 countries are showcasing 50+ solutions that they are doing to work towards SDGs! See the full report and learn about the youth.

Canada Service Corps:  Government of Canada

Young Canadians want big things for themselves, their communities and their country. That’s why the Government of Canada is building a program that gives YOU the opportunity to serve, while learning valuable skills and gaining experience. Service is a commitment to yourself and the community in which you serve, to build a better Canada.

Apply for Program through one of 10 Canadian youth service organizations OR Apply for a grant worth $250-$1500 to create meaningful opportunities for youth to give back in your own community!


Challenge International Innovate ME Internships

Are you a young person between the ages of 19-30 looking to advance your career while making a positive impact on the world? Innovate ME provides employment training and career development opportunities to young people through dynamic overseas internship placements! Check out their website and learn more! 

SCiP Internships

The Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP) brings Alberta’s nonprofit organizations and post-secondary students together to make a difference in their communities through skill-based opportunities providing mutual benefit to both nonprofit organizations and post-secondary students:


  • Nonprofit organizations gain added talent and human capacity so that they can better achieve their missions.
  • Post-secondary students gain skills, experience, and networks, along with a $1000 bursary, so that they can better achieve their missions.

Explore the many SCIP internship options today!